MOVIES Series 5. Ill Met By Moonlight (1957) and Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
Two excellent films about WW2.ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT, Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.Based on the true story of how, during World War II, a gang of desparadoes (British officers enlisted for "hostilities only" and local partisans) went to the occupied island of Crete and kidnapped a German General from under the nose of his army. That was the easy bit !!! They then had to get him back to Cairo, dodging an intense air and land search.
Mediatype imageCreator Phil BinsteadLicenseurl http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/Identifier MoviesSeries5.IllMetByMoonlight1957AndCockleshellHeroes1955Addeddate 2013-01-08 01:10:40Publicdate 2013-01-08 01:12:08
COCKLESHELL HEROES,During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them. A British Army Reserve Major must work with a veteran Captain and a group of incorrigible recruits to attempt what is generally regarded as a suicide mission: the covert destruction of an entire German shipyard in occupied France.